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HOWL-O-SCREAM

Select nights through October 31 at Busch Garden. Fear returns with the iconic horror-filled haunted houses, Tampa Bay’s BIGGEST haunt event. Park guests will find nowhere to hide as zombies, deranged clowns, werewolves, and new surprises stalk their prey throughout eight scare zones, where unpredictable roaming hordes lurk in the darkness. This is a separately ticketed event, adults-only, no costumes. buschgardens.com


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GASPARILLA MUSIC FESTIVAL

Oct. 1-3 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Kiley Gardens Park. Features musical acts from a variety of genres on several stages and food from top restaurants. The Gasparilla Music Foundation’s mission is to support and promote music and education, the organization is involved in several initiatives including providing scholarships and instruments to music students. Gasparillamusic.com


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HEIGHTS FALL FESTIVAL

The Fall Festival will take place at Armature Works on Oct. 9 & 10 from 10am– 5pm.  This kick-off to the fall season will feature a food drive benefiting Metropolitan Ministries. Enjoy a pumpkin patch, craft beer, live music, and interactive games. Shop from the small market featuring some of their favorite fall-inspired vendors.  Register at armatureworks.com


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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

You’ve got two chances to watch Tom Brady in October at Raymond James Stadium. Watch the Bucs play the Miami Dolphins on Oct. 10 at 1pm or the Chicago Bears on Oct. 24 at 4:25pm. Purchase your tickets in advance, including single-day tickets, luxury suites, and groups of ten or more people. Stadium parking lots only accept credit-cards as payment, no cash. buccaneers.com


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RIVERWALK HALLOWEEN HUNT

A family-friendly not-too-spooky virtual scavenger hunt along the Tampa Riverwalk. Individuals and teams will compete to be the first place HalloWinner! Solve riddles, puzzles, and tasks in this safe, outdoor Halloween activity fun for all ages. This event is free to the public. You must download the mobile app Mobile Adventures to participate. Oct. 16 - 31, the game can be played any time! Thetampariverwalk.com


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CANDY CHAR-BOO-TERIE CLASS

Oct. 17, Armature Works. Make a spooky candy charcuterie board, no tricks just treats. Delicious Art will be walking you and your kids through building a fun and delicious candy coffin. Whether you want to bring your whole family or share the table with you & your child’s BFF, must reserve your spot in advance. Tables seat four and will work on a board together, purchase one ticket per party. Two time slots are available, 12pm or 2:30pm. armatureworks.com


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DR. JEKYLL & MR. HYDE

On the streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self: Edward Hyde, a villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. The two sides battle each other in a game of cat-and-mouse to determine who shall be the master and who his slave. Oct. 20 - Nov. 14. 813-229-7827 strazcenter.org


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BROADWAY BALL

Oct. 23, 6pm at The Straz Center. Hear classic Broadway tunes, place bids on silent auction items, enjoy a gourmet dinner, drinks, and dancing. Celebrate the return of Broadway to Tampa Bay, attire is black-tie optional, valet parking available. This is a benefit for the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Purchase tickets in advance. Strazcenter.org


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THE ROLLING STONES

Oct. 29, 7:50pm at Raymond James Stadium. Watch The Rolling Stones; No Filter Tour. Founding frontman Mick Jagger, and guitarist Keith Richards still perform in the group, as do longtime members Charlie Watts (drums) and Ronnie Wood (guitar). VIP packages available for additional purchase. This is their only scheduled visit in Florida, rescheduled from last year. Purchase tickets in advance. Raymondjamesstadium.com


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RIVERWALK TRICK OR TREAT

Oct. 30, 4-7pm on The Tampa Riverwalk. This is a free community event. Children in costume and their families are invited to come and trick or treat at over 50 treat stations participating along the Riverwalk from Water Works Park to MacDill Park including Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Afterward, enjoy the Halloween Lighted Boat Parade along the Hillsborough River. Thetampariverwalk.com

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